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Fireworks Safety for Pets

What would the Fourth of July be without fireworks? They are such a fundamental part of the excitement and celebration of the holiday for people. However, they can make this day a terrifying one for our companion animals. Dogs and cats have hearing four times as sensitive as humans. Loud noises, such as fireworks, can cause them to jump fences, run away, and possibly injure themselves. July 5th is one of the busiest days of the year at animal shelters. Animals are found miles from home, confused, disoriented, exhausted, and sometimes injured. Northwest Animal Companions (NAC) reminds all pet owners to take a few extra precautions during this time to keep their companion animals safe and secure.

* MAKE CERTAIN THEY ARE WEARING IDENTIFICATION! This is one of the most important things you can do for your companion - on July 4th and the rest of the year.

Assume your pet may become lost and plan accordingly.

ALWAYS have identification on your pet that lists your name, address, and phone number.

The Idaho Humane Society and many local veterinarians offer micro-chipping of your pets as a more permanent method of identification. Whatever method you choose, this could be your pet's ticket home if they become lost.

* Let them stay home. Do not take your pet to fireworks displays. The noise and crowds may be upsetting to them and cause them to behave unpredictably and get away from you.

* Keep them inside. Keep pets at home, inside, in a cool, quiet area. Turn on a radio or TV in the background to dampen the noise outside. Choose a windowless room, if possible, or cover windows. Don't leave pets alone outside.

* Have Current Pictures. Have current, clear pictures of your pets. If, in spite of all your efforts, they do get lost, put fliers up everywhere you can and place a lost ad in the paper. Scan the neighborhood, watch "found" ads, and check local shelters every day.

Northwest Animal Companions (NAC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization founded in 1998 in Boise. Our mission is to build and operate a no-kill companion animal sanctuary, Almost Home. We are dedicated to promoting compassion, respect and responsibility toward all companion animals.

Who We Are

Our History

Formed in 1998, Northwest Animal Companions (NAC) is a established, tax exempt 501(c)(3), progressive animal rescue organization headquartered in Boise, Idaho.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build and operate a no-kill companion animal sanctuary, Almost Home. We are dedicated to promoting compassion, respect and responsibility toward all companion animals.

Our Diverse and Talented Team

NAC is currently an all-volunteer organization with a diverse and talented group of directors, officers, and volunteers committed to making a difference for animals.

Adopting a friend

Bringing a pet into your home is a lifetime committment. Dogs can live 12 years or more and cats can live easily into their late teens or twenties. Please consider where you may be in the years to come and adopt only if you can tryuly provide a forever home. Both dogs and cats need love and attention and should never be left alonefor long periods. If you find your schedule to be very busy, local businesses like Fetch! Pet Care, Camp Bow Wow, and Escape the Crate can provide socialization, exercize, and care for your pets. For more indformation about these and other local animal care business, please email

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NAC is in the planning process of developing Idaho's first animal sanctuary, modeled after the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. The sanctuary will serve as a place where homeless animals can live comfortably with friends and companions until they can be adopted out to caring homes.

Northwest Animal Companions
P.O.Box 6376

Boise, ID 83707
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